Leonard Mlodinow Quotes.

1. "Science has revealed a universe that is vast, ancient, violent, strange, and beautiful, a universe of almost infinite variety and possibility one in which time can end in a black hole, and conscious beings can evolve from a soup of minerals."
- Quote by Leonard Mlodinow

2. "We believe that when we choose anything, judge a stranger and even fall in love, we understand the principal factors that influenced us. Very often nothing could be further from the truth. As a result, many of our most basic assumptions about ourselves, and society, are false."
- Quote by Leonard Mlodinow

3. "The mythical stories we tell about our heroes are always more romantic and often more palatable than the truth."
- Quote by Leonard Mlodinow

4. "I have stressed this distinction because it is an important one. It defines the fundamental difference between probability and statistics: the former concerns predictions based on fixed probabilities; the latter concerns the inference of those probabilities based on observed data."
- Quote by Leonard Mlodinow

5. "In Leipzig [in the 14th century], the university found it necessary to promulgate a rule against throwing stones at the professors. As late as 1495, a German statute explicitly forbade anyone associated with the university from drenching freshmen with urine."
- Leonard Mlodinow, Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

6. "Research suggests when it comes to understanding our feelings, we humans have an odd mix of low ability and high confidence."
- Leonard Mlodinow, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

7. "Says Bargh: „We all hold dear idea that we´re the captain of our own sould, and we´re in charge, and it´s a very scary feeling when we are not. In fact, that´s what psychosis is – the feeling of detachment from reality and that you are not in control, and that´s a very frightening feeling for anyone."
- Leonard Mlodinow, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

8. "People have a basic desire to feel good about themselves, and we therefore have a tendency to be unconsciously biased in favor of traits similiar to our won, even such seemingly meaningless traits as our names. Scientists have even identified a discrete area of the brain, called the dorsal striatum, as the structure that mediates much of this bias."
- Leonard Mlodinow, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

9. "As the psychologist Jonathan Haidt put it, there are two ways to get at the truth: the way of the scientist and the way of the lawyer."
- Leonard Mlodinow, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

10. "the human sensory system sends the brain about eleven million bits of information each second.9 However, anyone who has ever taken care of a few children who are all trying to talk to you at once can testify that your conscious mind cannot process anywhere near that amount. The actual amount of information we can handle has been estimated to be somewhere between sixteen and fifty bits per second."
- Leonard Mlodinow, Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

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